Mississippi Board of Education
April 15, 2011
8:30 A.M.
Delta State University
Jacob Conference Center
Ewing Hall
1003 West Sunflower Road
Cleveland, Mississippi

Agenda

I.       Call to order

II        Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Invocation

III.       Approval of Minutes of Meeting of March 17-18, 2011

IV.       Additions or deletions – Approval of agenda
 

V.        Report of the Chair

VI.       Approval of Action Items
           (Items below are numbered to correspond to the items as discussed on Thursday, April 14, 2011.)

03. Approval of appointment of Conservator for Hazlehurst City School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

04. Approval of contract for appointed Conservator for Hazlehurst City School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

05. Approval of appointment of Interim Conservator for North Panola School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

06. Approval of contract for appointed Interim Conservator for North Panola School District
(Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery)

07. Approval of contract with North Mississippi Regional Education Consortium to facilitate regional training sessions for the Mississippi Department of Education for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2011 and for Fiscal Year 2012
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

08. Approval of Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Finance and Administration to fulfill the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act program monitoring requirements
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

09. Approval to contract with Choosing the Best Publishing, LLC, to provide state-wide Health Education training for middle school teachers
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

10. Approval to renew contract with Measured Progress for Fiscal Year 2012 for the Mississippi Alternate Assessment of Extended Curriculum Frameworks (MAAECF)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

11. Approval to renew contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2012 for the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Second Edition (MCT2)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

12. Approval to renew contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2012 for the Mississippi Subject Area Testing Program, Second Edition (SATP2)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

13. Approval to renew contract with NCS Pearson, Inc., for Fiscal Year 2012 for the Mississippi Writing Assessment Program (MWAP)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

14. Approval to renew contract with Riverside Publishing for Fiscal Year 2012 for the Elementary (Grade 5) and Middle (Grade 8) Grades Science Assessment Program
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

15. Approval to renew contract with the Mississippi Assessment Center at the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University for Fiscal Year 2012 for the Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System, Second Edition (MS-CPAS2)
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

16. Approval to renew the contract with C & B Enterprise, Inc.to provide security services on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf for Fiscal Year 2012
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

17. Approval to modify the contract with MMI Dining Systems, L.L.C.to provide food service on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf for Fiscal Year 2011
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

18. Approval to renew the contract with MMI Dining Systems, L.L.C.to provide food service on the campus of the Mississippi Schools for the Blind and the Deaf for Fiscal Year 2012
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

19. Approval to remove State Board Policies 1702, 1712, 1713, and 7409 which are duplications of State Board Policy 800, (Administrative Process and Performance Review)
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with/without public comment)
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

20. Approval of establishing State Board Policy 404 – First Operational Administration of a Statewide Assessment in the State Accountability Model
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process with public comments)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

21. Approval of revision of Appendix H – Consequences for Non-Compliance with Financial Accountability Requirements in the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2010
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

22. Approval of revision of Footnote 4 of Appendix A – Graduation Requirements in the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2010
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act Process with public comments)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

23. Approval of adding Standard 23.9 – Gifted Education to the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2010
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

24. Approval of revision of Appendix C – Requirements for Admission to Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) Public Universities in Mississippi in the Mississippi Public School Accountability Standards, 2010
(Has cleared the Administrative Procedures Act process without public comment)
(Office of Educational Accountability)

25. Approval of an Accredited-Temporary Status for Millcreek of Batesville Day Treatment
(Office of Educational Accountability)

26. Approval of an Accredited-Temporary Status for Millcreek of Clinton Day Treatment
(Office of Educational Accountability)

27. Approval of an Accredited-Temporary Status for Millcreek of Greenville Day Treatment
(Office of Educational Accountability)

28. Approval of an Accredited-Temporary Status for Millcreek of Gulfport Day Treatment
(Office of Educational Accountability)

29. Approval of an Accredited-Temporary Status for Millcreek of Meadville Day Treatment
(Office of Educational Accountability)

30. Approval of an Accredited-Temporary Status for Millcreek Schools, Inc., Magee
(Office of Educational Accountability)

31. Approval of an Accredited-Temporary Status for Millcreek of Pontotoc
(Office of Educational Accountability)

32. Approval of an Accredited-Temporary Status for Millcreek of Ripley Day Treatment
(Office of Educational Accountability)

33. Approval of an Accredited-Temporary Status for Millcreek of Starkville Day Treatment
(Office of Educational Accountability)

34. Approval to contract with Suzanne E. Smith, CPA, to serve as the financial advisor for the Greenville Public School District
(Office of Educational Accountability)

35. Approval to revise State Board Policy 1200– Audit, SDE Resolution Process. State Board Policy 1200 has not been revised since October, 1990. Minor revisions are recommended to update the current office responsibilities for the audit resolution process
(Office of Educational Accountability)

36. Approval to contract with Dr. Larry Drawdy to perform the administrative duties for the position of Deputy Superintendent in the Office of School Improvement, Oversight and Recovery
(Office of State Superintendent)

37. Approval to solicit proposals for the administration, management adn operation of school districts in conservatorship
(Office of State Superintendent)

38. Approval of appointment of Director (Education Bureau Manager) of the Office of Dropout Prevention
(Office of State Superintendent)

39. Approval of Consent Items:

A. Approval of monthly contracts with former State Employees receiving retirement benefits
(Office of Instructional Enhancement & Internal Operations)

B. Approval of the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science 2011- 2012 Student Handbook
(Office of Quality Professionals and Special Schools)

40. Approval to increase the salary of Toby Frazier, Chief Information Officer, Office of Management Information Systems
(Office of Educational Accountability)

41. Approval to increase the salary of Paula Vanderford, Education Bureau Manager, Office of Accreditation
(Office of Educational Accountability)

VII. Recognition Ceremony

Mr. Terence Harrington
2011 District Teacher of the Year
Indianola School District

Ms. Jennifer Heuertz
2011 District Teacher of the Year
Sunflower School District

Jammie Marquez
Student Achievement
Ruleville Central High School
Sunflower School District

Destiny Keys
2011 Student Achievement
Gentry High School
Indianola School District

Drazen Minor
2011 Student Achievement
Gentry High School
Indianola School District

 VIII.     State Board of Education

  01. Report on meetings attended
  02. Approval of attendance at meetings

 IX.       Other Business

 X.        Adjournment

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